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USF Medicine International

USF Medicine International

Lynette Menezes, PhD

Lynette Menezes, PhD

Assistant Vice President International, USF Health

Assistant Dean International, Morsani College of Medicine

Co-Director, Scholarly Concentration in International Medicine

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
MDC 98
Tampa FL 33612

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Academic Phone:(813) 844-8037

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  • PhD, Public Health, University of South Florida, 2003

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease

Research Interests

  • Dr. Menezes research interests include HIV, STI prevalence and HPV associated cancers particularly among HIV patients in India. She is interested in the epidemiology and transmission of HPV as well as prevention strategies for HPV associated cancers including HPV screening and vaccination. She is currently working with Dr. Giuliano from Moffitt Center and other investigators investigating HPV infection among HIV-positive women in India.


  • Elected Member (Committee on Foreign Relations, Tampa Bay, 2012 - Present)
  • Member (International Papillomavirus Society, 2011 - Present)
  • Member (International AIDS Society, 2006 - Present)
  • Advisory Board Member (Florida Center for Survivors of Torture and Refugee Services, Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 2002 - Present)
  • Member (Global Health Council, 2001 - 2012)
  • Member (American Public Health Association, 1999 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Wei F, Xia N, Ocampo R, Goodman MT, Hessol NA, Grinsztejn B, Ortiz AP, Zhao F, Kojic EM, Kaul R, Heard I, Morhason Bello IO, Moscicki AB, de Pokomandy A, Palefsky JM, Rodrigues LLS, Mandishora RSD, Ramautarsing RA, Franceschi S, Godbole SV, Tso FK, Menezes LJ, Lin C, Clifford GM. Age-specific prevalence of anal and cervical HPV infection and high-grade lesions in 11 177 women by HIV status: a collaborative pooled analysis of 26 studies. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiac108. , 2022.
  • Hooper MD, Linkowski LC, Menezes L, Messler J Summer without Shelter in Tampa During COVID-19 AMA J Ethics. 23(11) : e898-904, 2021.
  • Vakos A, Khalil N, Kumar A, Menezes L, Ahson M. Assessment of Growth in Pediatric Syrian Refugee Populations in Jordan Avicenna J Med. 11(4) : 167-171, 2021.
  • Yang H, Wang J, Liu H, Zhao Y, Lakshmi S, Li X, Nie R, Li C, Wang H, Cao Y, Menezes L, Cui L. Efficacy and Safety of a Naphthoquine-Asithromycin Coformulation for Marlaria Prophylaxis in Southeast Asia: A Phase 3, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial Clin Infect Dis. 73(7) : e2470-2476, 2021.
  • Liu P, Shen L, Wang S, Qin P, Si Y, Pan M, Zeng W, Qin Y, Chen X, Zhang Y, Li C, Xiang Z, Menezes L, Huang Y, Cui L, Yang Z. Increasing proportions of relapsing parasite species among imported malaria in China''s Guangxi Province from Western and Central Africa Med Infect Dis. doi:10.1016/j.tmaid.2021.102130 PubMed PMID: 34166802. , 2021.
  • Wu Y, Soe MT, Aung PL, Zhao L, Zeng W, Menezes L, Yang Z, Kyaw MP, Cui L. Efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum cases and molecular surveillance of drug resistance genes in Western Myanmar Malar J. doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03376-5. PMID: 32854686. 19(1) : 304, 2020.
  • Pedapudi AD Davis RA Rosenberg P Koilpillai P Balasubramanya B Johnson AR Kumar A Menezes L. Overweight and obesity among school-going adolescents in Bengaluru, South India Indian Journal of Community and Family Medicine. DOI: 10.4103/IJCFM.IJCFM_70_19. 6(1) : 28-33, 2020.
  • Zhao Y, Wang L, Soe MT, Aung PL, Wei H, Liu Z, Ma T, Huang Y, Menezes LJ, Wang Q, Kyaw MP, Nyunt MH, Cui L, Cao Y Molecular surveillance for drug resistance markers in Plasmodium vivax isolates from symptomatic and asymptomatic infections at the China-Myanmar border. PubMed Central. , 2020.
  • Wu Y, Soe MT, Aung PL, Zhao L, Zeng W, Menezes L, Yang Z, Kyaw MP, Cui L Efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum cases and molecular surveillance of drug resistance genes in Western Myanmar PubMed Central. 19: 304, 2020.
  • Aung PL, Pumpaibool T, Soe TN, Burgess J, Menezes LJ, Kyaw MP, Cui L. Health education through mass media announcements by loudspeakers about malaria care: prevention and practice among people living in a malaria endemic area of northern Myanmar Malar J. 18(1) : 362, 2019.
  • Lin C, Slama J, Gonzalez P, Goodman MT, Xia N, Kreimer AR, Wu T, Hessol NA, Shvetsov Y, Ortiz AP, Grinsztejn B, Moscicki AB, Heard I, Del Refugio González Losa M, Kojic EM, Schim van der Loeff MF, Wei F, Longatto-Filho A, Mbulawa ZA, Palefsky JM, Sohn AH, Hernandez BY, Robison K, Simpson S Jr, Conley LJ, de Pokomandy A, van der Sande MAB, Dube Mandishora RS, Volpini LPB, Pierangeli A, Romero B, Wilkin T, Franceschi S, HidalgoTenorio C, Ramautarsing RA, Park IU, Tso FK, Godbole S, D''Hauwers KWM, Sehnal B, Menezes LJ, Heráclio SA, Clifford G Cervical determinants of anal HPV infection and high-grade anal lesions in women: a collaborative pooled analysis Lancet Infect Dis. 19(8) : 880-891, 2019.
  • Zhao Y, Liu Z, Soe MY, Wang L, Soe TN, Wei H, Than A, Aung PL, Li Y, Zhang X, Hu Y, Wei H, Zhang Y, Burgess J, Siddiqui FA, Menezes L, et, al. Genetic Variations Associated with Drug Resistance Markers in Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum Infections in Myanmar Genes. 10(9) : 692, 2019.
  • Somboonwit C, Menezes LJ, Holt D, Sinnott JT & Shapshak P. Current views and challenges on clinical cholera Bioinformation. 13(12) : 405-409, 2017.
  • Menezes LJ, Pokharel U, Sudenga SL, Botha MH, Zeier M, Abrahamsen ME, Glashoff RH, Engelbrecht S, Schim van der Loeff MF, van der Laan LE, Kipping S, Taylor D, Giuliano AR. Patterns of prevalent HPV and STI co-infections and associated factors among HIV-negative young Western Cape, South African women: the EVRI trial. Sexually transmitted infections. , 2017.
  • Menezes LJ Poongulali S Tommasino M Lin HY Kumarasamy N Fisher KJ Saravanan S Gheit T Ezhilarasi C Jeeva A Lu B Guiliano A. Prevalence and concordance of human papillomavirus infection at multiple anatomic sites among HIV-infected women from Chennai, India Int J STD AIDS. 27(7) : 543-53, 2016.
  • Chenneville T, Menezes L, Kosambiya J, and Baxi . A Case Study of the Resources and Functioning of Two Research Ethics Committees in India Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. , 2016.
  • Menezes LJ, Jang SE, Ross DJ, Glaser AD, Varghese R. Prevalence and Concordance of Human Papillomavirus Infection at Multiple Anatomic Sites Among HIV-infected Women from Chennai, India Int J STD AIDS OnlineFirst (doi: 10.1177/0956462415587226). , 2015.
  • Menezes LJ, Morano JP, Mundra L. Human Papilloma Virus In Global Virology I: Identifying and Investigating Viral Diseases, Springer Publications (P Shapshak, JT Sinnott, C Somboonwit & J Kuhn eds.). : 15-43, 2015.


  • Outstanding USF College of Public Health Alumni Award (University of South Florida College of Public Health - 2022)
  • Nominee, 2021 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health (University of South Florida College of Public Health - 2021)
  • Outstanding Student Organization Advisor (University of South Florida - 2021)
  • Member (Alpha Omega Alpha Gama Chapter, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine - 2016)
  • Honorable Mention (Global Achievement Administrator Award, USF World, Universit of South Florida - 2016)
  • Delta Omega (National Public Health Honor Society - 2007)
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Award (Division of Infectious Disease, College of Medicine, University of South Florida - 2004)